The Citation Export report provides an analysis of the forward and backwards citations related to a patent (family).

The report is an Excel download containing 3 main tabs:

Summary: 

  1. Back cited family by owner – looks at the top cited owners and the number of citations
  2. Forward citing families by owner - – looks at the top citing owners and the number of citations

3. Forward citations by age – Looks at the citation count and the number of years since priority date (older patents have accrued a higher number; if younger patents are counting higher than average it could be an indicator of value)

Family:

  1. This tab provides you with key details of the patent families such as members, citations count and who it cites and who it is being cited by

Owners

  1. This tab provides you with key details an the owners such as the total numbers of families owned and the total backward and forward citations.

Suggested articles:

  • How to create the Citations report
  • How to create the Quality report
  • How to interpret the Quality report

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